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== Host ==
== Host ==
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[[Roy Plomley]]
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[[Roy Plomley]] (1951-2)
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Michael Jackson (1957)
== Broadcast ==
== Broadcast ==
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BBC Home Service, 1951-?
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BBC Light Programme, 26 August 1951 to 21 September 1952
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BBC Light Programme, 13 August to 19 November 1957
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== Synopsis ==
== Synopsis ==
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The forerunner of [[Just a Minute]], this was played in a very similar fashion but with two teams of three instead of four individual panellists.
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The forerunner of [[Just a Minute]], this was played in a very similar fashion but with two teams of three - ladies versus gentlemen - instead of four individual panellists. It also had an "appeals panel" of members of the public.
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[[Ian Messiter]] described his inspiration in a radio interview: ''"Well, it came from school. I was looking out of the window. Suddenly the cane came down on my desk, like thunder - it was quite the most extraordinary noise, like a gun going off. The master in charge said 'Messiter, stand up! Would you repeat what I've been saying without repeating yourself?'"''
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One of its most famous contributors was Gerard Hoffnung, a humourist, cartoonist and tuba player, who sadly died at an early age due to a brain haemorrhage. Other regulars included actress Yvonne Arnaud, [[Frank Muir]], [[Denis Norden]], [[Gilbert Harding]] (once thrown off the show for being drunk), and ''Windmill'' girl Margot Holden.
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== Trivia ==
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This was the first British quiz format to be sold in the USA.
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Messiter described his inspiration in a radio interview: ''"Well, it came from school. I was looking out of the window. Suddenly the cane came down on my desk, like thunder - it was quite the most extraordinary noise, like a gun going off. The master in charge said 'Messiter, stand up! Would you repeat what I've been saying without repeating yourself?'"''
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The 1957 series is Michael Jackson's only major British broadcasting credit; born in Britain, he'd only just arrived back here after starting his career in South Africa and would soon emigrate to the US where he became an acclaimed talk radio host. So acclaimed, in fact, that he was inducted into the US Radio Hall of Fame in 2003 and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  
== Inventor ==
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Ian Messiter
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[[Ian Messiter]]
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[[Category:Radio]]
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Current revision as of 21:35, 19 September 2020

Contents

Host

Roy Plomley (1951-2)

Michael Jackson (1957)

Broadcast

BBC Light Programme, 26 August 1951 to 21 September 1952

BBC Light Programme, 13 August to 19 November 1957

Synopsis

The forerunner of Just a Minute, this was played in a very similar fashion but with two teams of three - ladies versus gentlemen - instead of four individual panellists. It also had an "appeals panel" of members of the public.

Ian Messiter described his inspiration in a radio interview: "Well, it came from school. I was looking out of the window. Suddenly the cane came down on my desk, like thunder - it was quite the most extraordinary noise, like a gun going off. The master in charge said 'Messiter, stand up! Would you repeat what I've been saying without repeating yourself?'"

One of its most famous contributors was Gerard Hoffnung, a humourist, cartoonist and tuba player, who sadly died at an early age due to a brain haemorrhage. Other regulars included actress Yvonne Arnaud, Frank Muir, Denis Norden, Gilbert Harding (once thrown off the show for being drunk), and Windmill girl Margot Holden.

Trivia

This was the first British quiz format to be sold in the USA.

The 1957 series is Michael Jackson's only major British broadcasting credit; born in Britain, he'd only just arrived back here after starting his career in South Africa and would soon emigrate to the US where he became an acclaimed talk radio host. So acclaimed, in fact, that he was inducted into the US Radio Hall of Fame in 2003 and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Inventor

Ian Messiter

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